Before it fell in the 2011 earthquakes, the original Crowne Plaza Hotel was a Christchurch icon. Reborn through the bravery of its owners who have restored a former 17 floor 1980's office building in order to breathe new life into the city and restore the city's premier hotel. A premium 4.5 star hotel experience that put new energy into the Crowne Plaza brand as well as making it work locally, and igniting the theatre and drama of the Performing Arts Precinct.
Guests are welcomed in to a boldly crafted interior featuring timber slats wrapping the walls, accentuating height and anchoring the lobby space, bringing a warmth to the arrival experience. From the initial welcome, flowing through into relaxation, eating and working across the entire hotel.
The full height windows flood the ground floor with natural light during the day and the carefully curated and dramatic lighting brings the spaces to life as dusk falls and allows a changing mood and atmosphere.
The food and beverage experience is open and theatrical, showcasing local cuisine from within the crafted café, sophisticated lobby bar and the Market Place restaurant, named after the original market on site.
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